First United Methodist Church
     LaPorte, Indiana




Worship Schedule

Every Sunday

8:00 am Worship in Chapel
Coffee hour after 8am service
9:00 am Power Train Contemporary Worship Service in Friendship Hall
9:00 am   Sunday School  grades K-5th
10:30 am Worship in Sanctuary
10:30 am   Sunday School grades K-5th
11:30am Coffee and cookies in the parlor following worship.


Christian Education for Adults on Sunday Mornings

Current events   9 a.m.  Meets in library
Video Series 9:15 a.m.  Meets in the Chapel.
Upper Room Study   10:30 a.m. in the Gathering (downstairs lounge).

Other Christian Education Opportunities

6:15 p.m.
Kids Club
6 p.m. Sundays   Youth group for middle school and high school aged youth meets in the youth house behind the church.
September through May   Discovery Days preschool has classes for children age 3 to 5.  Click on the preschool button to the left to learn more.
5:30 p.m. Saturdays   Parents' Night Out takes place one Saturday each month from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Kids will enjoy fun activities and snacks while adults get some time off from parenting.  Call the church office for the date of the next event.

Our Mission
We the members of the LaPorte First United Methodist Church personally accept Christ's challenge to make disciples of all people.  We are dedicated to the spiritual growth of God's Kingdom through worship, prayer, Christian education, fellowship, and service.   Therefore, we will lovingly gather people into community, nurture their relationship with God, and encourage their ministry.

What do United Methodists believe?

WB00843_.GIF (111 bytes) We believe that God has mercy and love for all people.

WB00843_.GIF (111 bytes) We believe in a triune God:   Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

WB00843_.GIF (111 bytes) We have faith in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ.

WB00843_.GIF (111 bytes) We celebrate the sacraments:   Baptism and Communion.

WB00843_.GIF (111 bytes) We believe in the primacy of God's Grace, God's loving action through the Holy Spirit.

WB00843_.GIF (111 bytes) We believe in human dignity and moral responsibility.

WB00843_.GIF (111 bytes) We believe in conversion and new birth through the grace and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

WB00843_.GIF (111 bytes) We believe in God's prevenient grace which leads our hearts toward faith.

WB00843_.GIF (111 bytes) We believe that faith and good works belong together.

WB00843_.GIF (111 bytes) We believe in a tolerance of different points of view within a community of believers.

Visit These Related Web Sites

WB00843_2.GIF (111 bytes)  The General Board of Global Ministries gbgmlogo.gif (189 bytes)

WB00843_2.GIF (111 bytes)  The United Methodist Church Official Homepage

WB00843_2.GIF (111 bytes)  The Indiana area office of the United Methodist Church

WB00843_2.GIF (111 bytes)  The Upper Room  Daily Devotional

WB00843_2.GIF (111 bytes)  Daily Devotions from First UMC in Red Oak, Texas


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